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Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Thomas and Jeanette Smylie

Congratulations to Thomas and Jeanette Smylie from Santa Rosa, California, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Qualifying for this trip is just more proof that we are with the right company. Before we got into MonaVie, I only dreamed of a Caribbean cruise. I never thought I would actually be on one, let alone going on one for free!

"Our goal is to talk to at least two people a day about MonaVie. Tom and I team up and use our strengths to do this business. He likes talking in front of people at tasting parties. I like to build relationships with people and build in depth. We do something MonaVie every day. We do it as we live our lives. We didn't get into MonaVie; MonaVie got into us.

"MonaVie has made it so much simpler to achieve the ranks with 1, 2, Free! and Cruise for Gold. We feel people want something to be excited about. They want what we have, so we show them how to get it. Sponsor new people by telling them what you're doing. You have to believe it's obtainable. Help your team qualify, and you will qualify.

"We will do whatever it takes to help our friends qualify for the trip. It will be more fun if our friends are with us. We stay in touch with our team and are doing lots of one-on-ones, tasting parties, and phone calls to help the team grow.

"The leadership and integrity of the company is what we love about MonaVie. The corporate team is phenomenal, always on top of the trends and looking out for the distributors' best interests. I don't know of any other company that gives so many achievable incentives. Everything MonaVie does is first class. There is no other company I would want to be with, and our team feels the same. We can't wait to see what corporate has in store for us. Socializing and making new friends from all over is so exciting. We're also really excited about leaving the chilly winter weather for the warm sunshine.

"The team is our backbone and support. Without them, none of this would be possible. We have created lifelong friendships and have committed to never quit until every last person has achieved their goals. We work very closely to teach others how to do what we have done. Special thanks to our upline Black Diamond Mick and Vick Karshner and Blue Diamond Adam Nichols. Great leaders and friends! MonaVie is for everybody regardless of background. If you have big dreams and you're willing to reach for them, MonaVie is an excellent vehicle to help you achieve them."

Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Sophie and Michael Bokinskie

Congratulations to Sophie and Michael Bokinskie from Bismarck, North Dakota, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Qualifying for the trip means a lot to our family. It was timed perfectly for us to get out of North Dakota for the cold winter and our six-year wedding anniversary! We are very excited and grateful!

"When we heard about this opportunity for the cruise, we were excited and went for it! We found some distributors who were as excited as us in surrounding towns and did several tasting parties in those towns. The key for us was going back to those places again and again. Never stopping after one party, we kept going and continue to do so, creating so much fire it can keep growing. Along with doing parties, we are constantly making phone calls to our team and their teams. Daily disciplines build character! We try to stay disciplined and make a minimum of 10 calls daily.

"What helped us be successful is getting people to the big events. Bob Robinson came to Bismarck, North Dakota, and we packed it out! Also, our amazing upline Renita and Scott Brannan were a huge help and blessing!

"Become more passionate and believe! I can always tell the difference between someone who is genuinely fired up and someone who is faking it. Call everyone in your organization and inform them of the MonaVie Perks program. We did and reactivated several people!

"We are looking forward to being on the cruise and surrounding ourselves with likeminded individuals! We are so blessed and thankful for the MonaVie opportunity!"

Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—George and Samantha Grijalva

Congratulations to George and Samantha Grijalva from Camas, Washington, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"When we heard about the Cruise for Gold, we knew that God willing there was no way that ship was going to set sail without us and others on our team. We were determined to make it happen! When we actually qualified, we were jump-up-and-down excited.

"Although spending time in the Bahamas will be great and like our sponsors Andre and Penny Walton say, 'There's nothing like getting treatment by MonaVie,' neither of those were the reasons we wanted to go. Looking long-term, we know that what will be most valuable is the time we will get to spend being trained by the corporate leaders of MonaVie. We can't even imagine what we will bring back in terms of experience, lifelong memories, new friends, training, and a whole new level of conviction. And, I guess if we have to spend a day or two on the beach, we won't complain.

"We tell everyone on our team that it's not too late to qualify for this trip. Whether they're a new distributor or they've been around for a while, anyone can still qualify. Momentum happens fast when you put action behind your desire. As leaders, we are doing our best to lead by example. We believe in our team, and we are passionate about helping them succeed.

"We recently read a book called Go For NO!, which gave us a new and fresh perspective to never get discouraged. To succeed big, you have to fail big and often. It doesn't matter how many times you hear 'no,' there is a 'yes' around the corner. We are living proof that 'no' just means 'not yet' because we told our sponsors 'no' for three and a half years. We are so glad we didn't miss out on this incredible adventure called MonaVie and so grateful that God finally opened up our eyes to see the big picture. We almost missed the boat…literally!

"MonaVie is such a generous company to provide us with trips and incentives that make it even more rewarding to reach your goals. We know this is just the first of many more trips to come for us. We're so excited that we get to build a team of friends to travel the world with and help them make their dreams come true. Does it get any better than that? With MonaVie, it actually does because somehow they find a way to keep making the best even better!"

Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Duncan and Cindi McNabb

Congratulations to Duncan and Cindi McNabb from Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"It is truly a blessing to qualify for yet another free trip offered by MonaVie, a company that supersedes most in all respects and portrays the refreshing concept (that few companies exemplify) of rewarding work well done by those who achieve results through consistency and action. We have never received comparable recognition from our past careers as a computer software representative (Cindi) and helicopter pilot (Duncan).

"After a rather skeptical beginning (Cindi was less than enthused about the business) and due diligence of researching the product, leadership, and corporate values, the opportunity and potential was inevitable, providing a newfound hope of making a difference in our family's and friend's lives. The bonus was the health and energy we garnered along the way!

"Our road to Emerald was not without challenges and frustration, but the growing realization during our four-year journey to date was that if we wanted to change our circumstances, we had to change. We were products of our own doing and desired to live a life of significance and contribute to others wishing to achieve the same. Once we realized the secret to success would be dependent upon our own actions and attitudes, we quickly became receptive students of an incredible opportunity.

"This is what we found: Grasp the MonaVie philosophy of exuding excellence in everything you do. Reflect and evaluate your own personal well being and that of your family. Build and nurture relationships, share the MonaVie products, and genuinely listen to those around you—family, friends, co-workers, or acquaintances. This is a concept that will open the door to unlimited possibilities.

"MonaVie provides exemplary products and leads with integrity. It offers the resources and training to direct distributors to maintain and exceed a level of excellence with regard to product and business. Take advantage of the resources that are available, including the current events that are accessible via MonaVie Media Center and the multi-faceted social media promoting the world of MonaVie. Accurate knowledge creates belief. Belief builds confidence. And, confidence enables you to achieve great things!

"When the opportunity arises to share, keep it simple and short. Everyone has the potential of succeeding in the world of MonaVie. Learn and develop the basic skills of contacting others, sharing the phenomenal products, following through with those you have spoken to, and taking action. Activity creates results, and results are generously rewarded in MonaVie!

"We are excited to be included on the Cruise for Gold and to grow additional relationships within the MonaVie family. We are really looking forward to the unveiling and teaching of MVP! It is a privilege to be part of the MonaVie family! We are MonaVie!"

Nov 14, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifier—Daniela Goia

Congratulations to Daniela Goia from Garden Grove, California, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what she had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"I feel blessed that I am part of the MonaVie family and am thrilled that MonaVie is the company that is the best for the world and not just the best in the world. MonaVie truly cares, and it shows in what they do.

"I joined MonaVie in October 2009. Initially, I was very skeptical. I thought that this is a gimmick and it's impossible to make it. Boy, was I wrong! I am a tax accountant and a pastor's wife, and I was drinking the juice and saw firsthand its health benefits. I saw that I get paid by sharing it with my children, family, friends, and others.

"I started telling others to join in and enroll and started to build a nice team where we all work for one and one for all. Using the team approach and being honest pays off. Not only did I reach Ruby Executive, but in the process, I made new friends and helped shape other people's lives for the better. At the same time, I am enriching my life.

"I am proud to say that I am a mother of five, and all my children and my brothers and sisters are in MonaVie. We all drink the juice and spread the good news about the MonaVie opportunity. I feel blessed that MonaVie helped unite my entire family.

"Don't get me wrong: MonaVie is hard work, and you need to reach out to people who have a negative outlook about life and help change their outlook and get them onto your team. This is not an easy task. However, changing somebody's life for the better is such a rewarding experience. After all, God created us to be people of action, examples, and mentors—to do unto others as you would want to be done to you.

"You need to make yourself available and be a beacon of light. Draw people to you by the example you set yourself to be. If you want to lead, then you set the standard and others will follow. Be a leader and not a follower, and see what mighty things will happen!

"MonaVie is a duplication, but it's also a multiplication. And, as my husband, Dionisie Goia, says, 'It's all about mathematics.' Discouragement is the opposite of encouragement. Failing is the opposite of succeeding. And, giving up is the opposite of making it. I choose to be the opposite of today's mainstream. Positive thinking and a positive outlook gets you far in life. As my mentor, Bear Harris, says (and I believe it wholeheartedly), 'Start by changing one person, and you change a family. From there, you change a community, and, in turn, you change a nation. Ultimately, you change the world, one person at a time.' Thank you, Bear, for instilling this in me early on.

"The Cruise for Gold is a way for MonaVie to say thank you to its people. It's also an enticement tool to get you to push hard to build volume. Tell me which company today does something like this to reward their distributors, even though they have not reached the top executive positions yet? I tell you no company does it like MonaVie."

Nov 14, 2011

A More Meaningful Life: Child Phenom Averi Doktorczyk Chases Gymnastics Dreams

When you look at nine-year-old Averi Doktorczyk's growing collection of gymnastics trophies, you would think that she's one of those athletes who was blessed with inherent, supernatural ability in her chosen sport.

All totaled, Averi has been awarded 32 medals, including 10 first-place and six second-place honors. On November 7, 2011, Averi placed first in her level at the California State South Sectional, receiving the highest score out of nearly 500 competitors. Pretty impressive for someone whose competitive gymnastics career is only nine months old and spans a total of just eight competitions. But for a girl who is racking up awards with seeming ease, the road to this point has been anything but easy.

As with any sport, talent and timing are chief aspects to excelling at gymnastics. Although Averi first took up the sport at 18 months old and has attended Southern California Elite Gymnastics Academy in Temecula, California, since the age of three, her former classmates excelled at a pace far greater than Averi's, moving up to the competitive level 1–2 seasons before she did.

"It was hard watching the other kids sail past her," says Jolene Doktorczyk, Averi's mother and MonaVie Emerald Executive. "There were times when I would ask her if she wanted to do other sports. The answer always came back 'no.'"

Determination
While Averi was battling to overcome her obstacles in the gym, her parents Jolene and Ryan were joining forces to fight their own battle—one that's become all too familiar for families across the country.

"When we were first introduced to MonaVie, the sole source of income for our family was real estate," Jolene says. "And, as everyone knows, the real estate industry was one of the first and hardest hit by the recession. Without the income from our MonaVie business, Averi's dreams would have died three years ago."

With MonaVie handling the financial part, Averi handled her part by having a strong work ethic in practice and staying determined and focused on improving her skills. In 2010, her hard work finally paid off as she got her opportunity to join the competitive team. Her accomplishments since then speak for themselves, and she was recently invited into TOPs (Talent Opportunity Program), which is designed to train select athletes at a faster pace for higher level competition.

Fearless
Jolene says the fact that MonaVie has enabled her daughter to continue the sport she loves is not lost on Averi. In fact, Jolene says that Averi and her sister Savannah are two of the most fearless unofficial distributors she's ever seen.

"When things were just getting started for us they would say, 'Come on, mom, we need to go to the park and meet some people to get in our business,'" Jolene recalls. "They would talk to everyone about MonaVie."

Averi's enthusiasm for sharing MonaVie extends to her gymnastics team as well. When her Elite coaches joked that any and all snacks brought into the gym had to be shared with the staff, Averi quickly saw an opportunity and seized it.

"She shared the MonaVie RVL Snack Bars and is now trading bars for private lessons," Jolene says. "We've even signed one of her coaches on as a distributor by sharing the new MonaVie Perks program."

In addition to providing the funds to keep her competing, MonaVie has made an impact on the fourth-grader's health. During the winter season, while many of her teammates are sidelined for weeks with the flu, Averi has enjoyed interruption-free practices and training with the aid of MonaVie (M)mūn. Jolene says that Averi's crown jewel is the chocolate berry MonaVie RVL Shake and RVL Snack Bars.

"Gymnasts burn so many calories," she says, "and RVL is the answer for high-quality nutrition to meet the demands of her workouts."

Priceless
Averi is currently preparing for the 2011 State Championships, November 19–20. Her long-term goals are to go to college on a full scholarship, make the U.S. National Team, compete in the Olympics, and one day open a gym of her own. Jolene is as proud as a mother can be of her daughter's ambition and drive. But, she says the quality of person that Averi is developing into is far more valuable than any tangible success she attains—an attribute that was demonstrated no better than at a recent Sectional meet.

A special perk that SCEGA gives to the team's top scorer for each level is the privilege of taking home the team trophy for the weekend. When one of Averi's friends made it into the "37 club" (an extremely difficult feat of earning an all-around score of 37 or higher) at this particular meet, Averi was so genuinely thrilled for her that she let her friend take the team trophy home for one of the two nights that Averi was entitled to.

"We can all agree that winning is cool," Jolene says. "But, character is priceless."

Click here to stay updated on Averi Doktorczyk's competitions and scoring.

Nov 14, 2011

New Gold Executive—Leonie LaPoint

Congratulations to Leonie LaPoint from Novato, California, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what she had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"My journey with MonaVie began in June 2009 when my friend introduced me to the product. I began drinking MonaVie Active and started feeling a difference in a matter of weeks! Loving the product, I actively started building the business. I reached Star 500, Star 1,000, and Bronze Executive and then got stuck! I had set and reset my goals over time. In January 2011, my goal was to be a Gold Executive by December 31.

"When the Cruise for Gold promotion was announced, my friend Black Diamond Kathleen Deggelman checked in with me to see where I was in my business. I told her the Cruise for Gold promotion was great but wasn't going to happen for me. Perhaps next year. 'No,' said Kathleen. 'You can easily make it to Gold this year, and I will help you get there!' That shifted my mindset, and I started believing I could qualify for Gold.

"My mentor and friend Jill Paul (Emerald Executive) sent me and people on my team certificates that she made herself stating, 'I achieved the level of Gold and am going on the Cruise!' She had each of us take pictures holding our certificates for her dream board. I put it by my computer so I could see it every day. Her belief in me started a little fire in my belly.

"The MonaVie RVL promotion really kicked things in gear. Jill got on the phone and told me how I could reach Silver. I went for it and did! I called every person I had ever given RVL samples to, as well as those who had been on AutoShip or stopped using RVL. Some got back on the RVL program and back on AutoShip. One friend ordered several months' worth of product to lose some weight. The next week she told me, 'Guess what? You're going Gold this week!'

"Skeptical, but willing to take on the challenge, I started off the week strong. I am a single mom, so between work, kids, carpooling, etc., I did not have a lot of time to waste. I set all my efforts and focus on my goal. I strategized with team members, strategized with Jill, and talked to her several times a day. I was making progress, but by Thursday I started to lose hope of reaching my goal.

"That week I attended a seminar where someone shared this statement from a very successful person: 'It is 80 percent mindset and 20 percent how-to.' I thought, 'I am not going to give up. I have worked so hard, and I'm going Gold!' I didn't know 'how to' on Friday morning, but I knew I was going to! This is truly a team effort. I will re-qualify for Gold again two weeks in a row in November and look forward to meeting you all on the cruise! Thank you, MonaVie, and my heroes and mentors, Kathleen Deggelman and Jill Paul."

Nov 14, 2011

New Gold Executives—Pete and Joyce Stoehr

Congratulations to Pete and Joyce Stoehr from Sooke, British Columbia, Canada, on achieving the rank of Gold Executive. Here's what they had to say on reaching this impressive milestone…

"Wow! What an incredible 16 months it has been since my good friend Gerry Rand (Gold Executive) gave me some juice at a lacrosse practice our kids were attending. We are so thankful he shared with us! The health benefits we have experienced have been amazing! We started the MonaVie RVL program on November 22, 2010, and we are down a combined 102 pounds. Have these products been life changing for us? Absolutely!

"The people that have come into our lives have been the most positive, loving, and incredible people we have ever met. So many have become lifelong friends. First, and most importantly, is our Ruby Executive Kathleen Radu. She is an incredible lady with a heart of gold. She has been there every step of the way for us. Words cannot describe the impact she has had on our life. We love her to bits and are so thankful she is in our lives.

"Second is our Diamond Executive Bekki Hurley. She is a wealth of knowledge and an incredible teacher who has taught us what it really takes to be successful in this business. No matter what time of day or night, Bekki is always there to lend guidance. She is an amazing friend who would do anything for you.

"Last is our incredible Black Diamond Executive Jan Prpich. This woman bleeds love and integrity. Without her guidance and influence—and introducing us to Rex Crain—the work we are now doing in the prison where I work would never have happened. She is a true leader.

"Personal growth is a huge part of this journey. We have become better parents, better friends, and all-around better people. When we decided to start sharing, Gold Executive was just a pipe dream. Now that we are here, all I can say is that we couldn't have made it without the incredible team that has come together. The visions and dreams some of the people have on our team are tremendous! MonaVie certainly does attract a special kind of person. We are so blessed to be surrounded by incredible people that just pump us up all the time.

"We are a testament that anyone can do this. Go out with integrity, and be genuine with what you share. What we have here is tangible. Take this opportunity seriously. A wise lady told me that if you do the activity, the results will come. Stick to it, and you can't lose! Thank you, MonaVie, our great leaders, and our amazing team. We truly are changing lives. We are MonaVie!"

Nov 10, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Carey and Karen McLaughlin

Congratulations to Karen and Carey McLaughlin from Anderson, Indiana, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"In August 2005, our son Brion introduced us to MonaVie. I knew that we had to try it. I was looking for something that would help me feel better. I was taking 14 vitamins per day and was sick and tired of that routine when I really was not feeling any better. In a few short months on MonaVie, I noticed major improvements in my overall health.

"I was excited! What was in this amazing juice with 19 fruits that could change my life so quickly and effectively! On the other hand, my husband Carey is a dentist. Being part of the medical community, he was skeptical about the health benefits I was experiencing. But, he loved the idea of getting his servings of fruits every day by drinking MonaVie. After 10 months of drinking MonaVie, we realized that we truly had been blessed.

"Brion kept encouraging me to get on board. 'Mom, think about the number of lives you could change. You love people, and you could really make a difference!' He really pushed me into doing this. I said, 'Yes!' and haven't looked back since. I have thanked him over and over again for making MonaVie my life!

"My MonaVie journey has opened my eyes and my heart to helping and serving people with passion, perseverance, belief, conviction, and commitment. I love MonaVie and what it has done for me spiritually. I have become the person that I always wanted to be, and MonaVie paved the way for that spiritual growth. Carey is so supportive of our efforts in our journey.

"We have weekly tastings, and I do one-on-ones everyday! I share MonaVie with everyone who comes into my life because I care and want to help them get healthier, skinnier, or wealthier. At times, I have made myself get out of my comfort zone. And, now it is so natural that I do not even think about getting a 'no.' I know that I have planted the seed, and I make sure that I contact these people sometime in the future.

"I have become the leader that helps, encourages, inspires, and motivates others in my downline and other group's downlines. Lead by example so that others will step up to the plate and become what you are doing. It does not matter to me which group you are part of: We are all one, helping to spread the message of better health and wealth. I give thanks for my downline every day because we help each other to be better, be more, become better, and become more. We give each other support and motivation to see this out!

"I love when I get that phone call from my friend, Gold Executive Jennifer Bridges to get busy! She has been such an inspiration for me. Finding a buddy is a vital part in sharing your ups and downs in this business. When you become a distributor, we believe that you are in business for yourself but not by yourself.

"With the MonaVie RVL promos, Jennifer, Tina, Kenetta, and I decided that we should herald the message of losing and managing weight with MonaVie RVL. Oh my goodness, what a great idea to talk with local businesses in our area that we knew could help us get this product into people's hands quickly! It worked, and we blew the 3-Day RVL sample kits out the door. Thank you, MonaVie, for this promo!

"Our life has totally changed. We were not looking for a home-based business and did not want to get into network marketing. Both our sons, Brion and Chad, are distributors and are making extra money. Brion is a Blue Diamond, and Chad is a Silver Executive (soon to be Gold). It has been a wonderful journey for all of us. We love MonaVie—the company, the products, the management, the compensation plan, and the MORE Project. We have met so many wonderful people along the way. Our MonaVie family will be lifetime friendships.

"I love what I am doing. I get up every day and cannot wait to see whose life I can change. My family knows that I will never give up! I will not live in regret. I will see this out and finish what I started and live rejoicing! I do not know how to earn a reward without taking a risk. Our MonaVie family still has a lot of work to do, but at least we are giving ourselves a chance.

"Run at life with passion, persistence, perseverance, consistency, excitement, and commitment; and, have the will to win. I am not afraid. Believe in yourself, and do not let others steal your dreams. I look in the mirror and tell myself, 'Yes, you can. Yes, you will—no matter what. If it is to be, then it is up to me!' I thank God every day for MonaVie and the opportunity to change people's lives and make a difference. We are Karen and Carey McLaughlin, and we are MonaVie!"

Nov 10, 2011

Cruise for Gold Qualifiers—Dr. Handre and Donna Hurwit

Congratulations to Dr. Handre and Donna Hurwit from Plantation, Florida, on qualifying for the Cruise for Gold trip! Here's what they had to say about qualifying for the cruise…

"Our children are part of our business, and we are proud as a family to be part of MonaVie. Qualifying for Cruise for Gold means success.

"We feel the MonaVie products are outstanding. We talk to everyone about the amazing outcome MonaVie can have for their health. Since we specialize in cardiology, it is easy to measure outcome by demonstrating cholesterol levels before and after using MonaVie Pulse. Once the product is sampled, it makes the business portion very easy.

"Be energetic, persistent, excited, and always keep your head up even if you face obstacles. We keep our team motivated by being hands on with them. We want the team to join us on the cruise because they are all our friends.

"We can't wait to meet new friends that share a common goal with us. We have met so many wonderful people in MonaVie. The new friendships and fun are the best part of the company for us. We are blessed to be part of the MonaVie family."

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